William Decatur Mintz Sketch, 1860s

Manuscript Collection #455

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: William Decatur Mintz Sketch
    Creator: Mintz, William Decatur, 1837-
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Sketch (1860s) including photocopy of reminiscence of Civil War service, organizations.
    Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, Photocopy of ten-page memoir.
  • Description

    Mintz's brief and rudimentary sketch contains reminiscences of his service in Arkansas and Kentucky.

    Items of interest include the names of officers and the organization of the company, regiment, and brigade to which Mintz belonged; descriptions of maneuvers from Little Rock to Pocahontas and Gainsville, Arkansas; and a brief skirmish with Union troops at Columbus, Kentucky.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    William Decatur ("Dee") Mintz, born May 17, 1837, was a native of Rutherford Co., N.C. In the fall of 1860, Mintz traveled to Arkansas where he enlisted in the Confederate service on May 1, 1861. He first served as third corporal and then as a first lieutenant in Company C of the 5th Arkansas Regiment.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    November 8, 1982, 1 item; Photocopy of ten-page reminiscence of Civil War service in Arkansas and Kentucky. Gift of Mr. Fred D. Mintz, Sr., Lawndale, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Fred D. Mintz, Sr.

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    William Decatur Mintz Sketch (#455), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by E. Scott, March 1984

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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